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What a great community we live in! This year was our best year yet for donations to our Read and Feed Food Drive and Holiday Book Drive. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our library users, we were able to deliver:
3,438 food items to WheelingTownship. That’s 77 boxes at an estimated weight of 1,925 lbs!
293 pet items to the Buddy Foundation, including four 40-pound bags of dog food
839 books to WheelingTownship
We would like to thank everyone who contributed. You have made this holiday season much brighter for so many area families and pets. As always we had wonderful groups who collected for us. Special thanks go to:
American Legion Auxiliary
AHML staff members
Progeny Dental staff in Lincolnshire
Rotary Club of Arlington Heights
South Middle School Cadette Troop 41075
Ivy Hill 3rd-grade brownies
John Hersey High School National Honor Society
St. Alphonsus School

Explore the stories, music and the culture of the early Native Americans with award-winning storyteller Dennis Paige. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
For school-age children
Date and time: Wednesday, December 29, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room


This program brings three organizations together in a panel format for a unique opportunity to discuss how they can provide assistance to help you successfully complete your job search. It is the first in a series of programs running through April 2011 that will focus on the challenges of a 50+ job search.

Rrepresentatives from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Harper College, and the Saint Hubert Unemployed Ministry will provide a brief presentation describing their organization’s 50+ unemployed experiences and how they provide job search support/assistance. This will be followed by questions from the audience. Call 847-253-5532 to register.

Date and time: Monday, December 6, 7 - 8 p.m.
Location: Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road

50+, Jobs, Jobs
Thinking of getting an eReader this holiday? Here are some things you might like to know:

You can check out a Nook, Kindle or Sony Reader from the Library for two weeks to give them a test run.

You can come to the Library's Welcome Desk to try them out and talk to staff members about the features of each. For questions about eReaders, call the Welcome Desk at 847-506-2640.

The Library has eBooks that you can download for free from My Media Mall on our website. The eBooks are compatible with most eReaders except the Kindle. Click here to learn more about which eReaders are compatible with My Media Mall.

In January you can drop by the Welcome Desk on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. to learn how to use your eReader to download the Library's eBooks

The Library's drive-up window is now open Monday–Friday, beginning at 8 a.m., so you can pick things up before you go to work.
The drive-up window can also save you time throughout the day. Use your computer and the drive-up window to get what you need. Go online and reserve your books, movies and music. When they are ready, we'll email you, and you can pick them up at the drive-up window located in the underground parking lot. If you need to drop off materials, there's a book drop right next to it - perfect for a quick stop while out running your errands.


Does your book group need suggestions for books that prompt great discussions? Would your PTA group like to know about the latest books? Or maybe your women’s club would like to learn about literary fiction for women. These are just some of the book talk topics that library staff members can offer your group.
If your group meets in Arlington Heights, we will come to your meeting. That includes homes or public meeting places. We can also arrange for your group to come to the Library.
We prefer a minimum of ten attendees and that half of the attendees are A.H. residents. If you would like to schedule a book talk or want more information, contact Anne Harmel, Advisory Specialist, at 847-870-4117 or aharmel@ahml.info.

Violinist Oliver Colbentson, former concertmaster with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York, will be joined by piano virtuoso Jimin Yun for an outstanding concert of classical masterpieces by such composers as Mozart, Grieg and Beethoven. Register online or at the Reception Desk on the second floor, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Sunday, December 12, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

In December Dann and Raymond are talking musicals - “Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance”: The Sound of Musicals. This popular monthly film discussion program presented by Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian and novelist Raymond Benson offers a fun-filled evening discussing a different film theme each month, including film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Date and time: Thursday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Want a reminder when it is time to sign up for the next cooking program? We can alert you via email to upcoming Library programs for adults. And you can choose what interests you – author visits, cooking programs, musical performances, health and wellness information and much more. Sign up on the events page of our web site. Enter your email address under event announcements on the right side of the page and click on go to see a list of the types of programs you wish to sign up for. You can also fill out a form at the Reception Desk on the Library's second floor.

For anyone who is learning to speak English, we invite you to practice your English conversation skills at a monthly social group. No need to call; just come. Everyone is welcome!
Date and time: Wednesday, December 8, 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

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